Councillors Gray, Banks, Johnson, Roberston, Watson and Wood.
A Keppel-Green (Town Clerk)
T23/002 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were received from Cllrs Coan, Hartley and Russell (personal business)
T23/003 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
No member declared an interest in any item.
T23/004 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
No members of the public wished to speak.
T23/005 COMMITTEE TERMS OF REFERENCE
The terms of reference were noted.
T23/006 REVIEW OF YEAR TO DATE INCOME AND EXPENDITURE
It was noted that the current year budget had been created by the transfer of cost centres/budgets from the former Events and Town Centre Management Committee and the Assets and Operations Committee. The Town Clerk explained the budget for the alfresco dining events and that due to there being no sub-meters in the market hall that it was not possible to recharge consumption to traders.
T23/007 TOWN CENTRE MANAGEMENT REPORT
The committee thanked the Town Centre Manager for the thorough report. The committee discussed the negative feedback in relation to the coronation celebrations noting the event was in the wrong location. It was noted that a meeting was being convened with the Royal May Day Committee to discuss how the council can support the viability of the event and the Town Clerk undertook to confirm with Link whether their assessment of the access to cash in the town centre had considered the removal of the HSBC and NatWest ATMs.
T23/008 STRATEGIC PLAN
It was RESOLVED to approve the actions detailed in report T-23-02 with the addition of an action to increase the promotion of Taste Knutsford, defer consideration of future year actions and note the suggested actions raised in consultation.
T23/009 TOWN CENTRE MASTERPLAN
It was RESOLVED to establish a Town Centre Masterplan working group approving the terms of reference as drafted, appoint Cllrs Gray, Johnson, Robertson, Watson and Wood to the working group and task the working group with presenting a project plan for the delivery of the masterplan to the next committee meeting.
T23/010 TOWN CENTRE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 2024-2027
It was RESOLVED that the committee wishes to continue delivering town centre Christmas lights.
It was RESOLVED that the tender be for a value of £36,000 per annum, that a three of five year term be considered and to appoint Cllrs Johnson and Wood to the tender review panel.
T23/011 OUTSTANDING MATTERS LOG
The log was noted.
T23/012 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
It was noted that the next scheduled meeting would be held on 2nd October 2023 at 7:30pm.